Martin & Martin. Two artists – one, my 85 year-old uncle Jack Martin, an artist from Wakefield, who is just back from moose-hunting (all moose were safe) and is soon to search for some deer, and the other – Selina Martin, my talented daughter from Toronto – a singer, poet, musician and actor who provides thrills with her lyrics and voice.
These two are bringing their art to Carriageway Studios in downtown Almonte in November. This will be uncle Jack Martin’s first art show. His paintings will hang for the month with a Vernissage, meet the artist, on November 4, from 5 – 8 pm.
The following is a lovely piece written by Jack’s daughter, Gwynneth Martin.
“The most significant shift in dad’s art was around the time he retired. His paintings – mostly landscapes, had been consistently muted colours, moody and atmospheric. Suddenly, after retiring, his paintings became a riot of colour! Burst out – red and purple skies . . . I remember being surprised by this about face, and thinking that he must now be happy. To this day, there is still intense and unusual colour – even in a lovely peaceful winterscape with snow and crisp blue sky, the way the sun hits the remaining leaves of fall, still adhering to branches in invigorating oranges. I’m glad to know dad gets so much pleasure from painting.”
Then there is the second Martin.
Selina Martin and her band will perform in the Carriageway Studios on Sunday, November 20, at 4:30 pm. She will feature songs from her latest CD – the critically acclaimed and Polaris nominated caruso’s brain. Selina is a delightful performer – magic on the stage.
Here are a couple of reviews:
“Selina Martin’s new album i’ve been picking caruso’s brain; i think i have the information we need to make a new world is pretty much impossible to categorize. It has obvious elements of prog-rock, pop, and punk, but really all you have to know is that it’s cool as hell and you need to go and listen to it right now. Martin doesn’t sound like anyone else we’re hearing right now, so it’s no wonder she’s been compared to major innovators like Kate Bush and Talking Heads” -Geyser Music.
“If you want to see a show unlike any other, catch a performance from Selina Martin” – London Free Press.
More info can be found at www.selinamartin.com and https://www.youtube.com/SelinaMartinMusic
Tickets for Selina’s concert are $20 and available at Baker Bob’s. This event will be licensed and you can also buy tasty treats from the ‘North Market’ kitchen of Amanda Sears.
For more information please call Fern Martin 613-624-5104